Every year Zach and I have a budget for how much we’re allowed to spend on each other at each holiday. And each holiday we go WAY over. My last birthday Zach more than doubled the budget…it was awesome but we just can’t afford to keep doing that. This year for his birthday I am so proud of myself b/c I stuck to the budget exactly (well I don’t count the cost of tax or shipping haha) and it actually made it kinda more fun because it was a good challenge!
I went with golf as the theme and hooked Zach up with some custom designed golf shoes (with his initials on them), a certificate good towards golf at a local country club, and a bunch of VSU golf stuff to match his shoes and bag. I had other people in on it to and Mom got him a red golf shirt, Ash got him a VSU golf shirt, and his parents got him a new golf club! He was so so so excited 🙂
Since we were leaving for Panama City that afternoon we spent the morning together as a family at the park, then opened gifts, then went to lunch. I let Zach pick the place and we went to Smokin’ Pig. It’s literally 2 seconds up the road from us but we don’t go there very often because I’m not a huge bbq person so it was a good place to go for Zach for his birthday!
When we got there they didn’t have the typical kind of high chair that you can put the car seat in so we decided to try Kye sitting in the high chair on his own. He LOVED it! I couldn’t get him to look at the camera because he enjoyed looking around the restaurant so much! He sat there and behaved beautifully the entire time we ate. He’s growing up so fast!
I’m so glad that Zach had such an awesome birthday! 25 is a BIG deal and it was a birthday he will always remember with happy memories. In honor of his quarter-of-a-century-year I made a facebook album filled with pictures from his childhood up until now. You don’t have to be a member of Facebook to enjoy the pictures…here’s a link to the album: